Friday, March 7, 2014

[Review] Non-Stop

I'm just going to refer to the main character in this film as 'Neeson'. Because let's face it, Non-Stop, an action story about a rugged Air Marshal taking down a mysterious killer on a plane--is very much Neesian fare. I mean, look at the poster!

Neeson boards the flight and makes a few brief acquaintances with various passengers. Once things take off, Neeson receives a text that reads: "In exactly 20 minutes I'm going to kill someone on this plane." Suddenly, everyone is a suspect, every passenger's move is magnified, and Neeson is forced to take some drastic measures. "Safe protocol" is tossed out the window.

Facing major complications, Neeson tries his best to track down the culprit. The plot if full of misdirections--cameras cue to certain individuals, only to make the mystery even more difficult to solve. Some well-executed turns (AKA 'Shit just got real' moments) take place, heightening the suspense and holding interest throughout most of the duration.

Non-Stop definitely gets pretty ludicrous toward the end, but I think that's the only thing that people really saw coming.


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